Chamber Unveils Roadmap to Recovery

Last Thursday at our Annual Membership Meeting the Chamber unveiled our Roadmap to Recovery. This roadmap reflects the Chamber’s plan, metrics, and milestones our community can work together towards.

As we highlighted in last week’s newsletter, the Chamber firmly believes that businesses operating with the COVID Safety 5-Step Plan should be allowed to operate. We are glad to see outdoor dining and personal services be allowed to reopen this week, but firmly believe the current tiers as outlined by the state still create confusion and contradictory guidelines and businesses should be able to operate following standard safety protocols.

Another request of our Executive Summary of the Roadmap to Recovery is that all available science and data be used to make policy decisions, including economic, unemployment, homelessness, and food insecurity.

We have asked the County, and they have responded positively, to add a regular presentation of data to the Board of Supervisors meeting that includes information about jobs and education, data on community effects and statistics, that have as much effect on our lives as the virus itself. Using all that we have now learned, better policies can be enacted to protect ourselves from the threat of the virus and the threat of the restrictions aimed at the virus, which may be worse.